May is Construction & Renovation Month! Please forgive the noise and mess as we tackle our renovation project. The extra classroom, study, testing, and office space will be worth the effort!
This project was made possible thanks to a $100,000 grant from Blandin Foundation, in addition to grants from the Center for Energy and Environment, Minnesota Power Foundation, and the North Shore Health Care Foundation. Thank you so much for your support!
Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) at The North Shore Campus:
- Accredited classes, training, and degree programs that meet your needs
- We provide student support: mentors, financial aid resources, and more
- 532 residents have earned certificates or degrees
- CCHE students have a 90% success rate (national average is 75%)
- Our non-profit is supported by state and county funding, grants, and local donations
The students tell it best, saying, "Thanks to CCHE, I earned my degree and got a job without having to leave my family to go to school!" Use the Donate Now button to make a contribution today to support your local students. Thank you!
Wes Hedstrom Scholarship Fund
Cook County Higher Education is currently accepting applications for the Wes Hedstrom Scholarship Fund. The Wes Hedstrom Scholarship Fund was created in honor of long-time resident Wes Hedstrom and is for Cook County residents who are enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a distance degree program. Financial awards are determined by the Cook County Higher Education Scholarship committee and awarded until funds are exhausted. The scholarship deadline for summer and fall semester courses is May 15.
Students who have received a Wes Hedstrom scholarship in the past may apply again, as long as a scholarship is not awarded twice in the same calendar year. In other words, you may apply for one Wes Hedstrom scholarship per year.
For more information and to pick up an application please contact Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or stop by the office located at 300 West 3rd Street in Grand Marais. Applications are also available online at www.northshorecampus.org.
Cook County Higher Education is now a
PC's For People Computer Depot
PC's for People Mission statement: "To create new opportunities by providing personal computers and education to people who have limited experience with technology due to social, physical and/or economic circumstances."
Thanks to PCs for People, we have used desktops and laptops available at reduced cost. We ask that applicants have financial need - or otherwise fit the above description. If you are interested in purchasing a used PC (laptop or desktop) stop by CCHE for an application.
CCHE Construction Zone
Cook County Higher Education will be undergoing some exciting changes at the North Shore Campus over the next 3 months. We are renovating certain areas of the building, adding new rooms, changing out bathrooms, etc. Construction will be starting this Friday, April 5. Please be aware that the building will be noisy for the next month...and plan accordingly. We will be hosting an open house once the renovation is complete…likely this fall.
We will still have events, trainings, workshops, guest lectures, and business luncheons happing during the renovation.
Please give us a if you have any questions call 218-387-3411 or email email@example.com.
Boreal News List
The Boreal News List is now open to all community members!
What is it? The firstname.lastname@example.org list is a place where community announcements, events, ride requests and other items of community interest are posted. Announcements posted to the news list are sent to the email addresses of all news list subscribers. We at Cook County Higher Education often use the email@example.com news list as a way to get infomration out about our building being open/closed, classes we are hosting, or events.
How do I sign up? In the past, you had to be a Boreal member to send and receive these updates. You still have to be a Boreal member to send information to the news list, but now receiving the announcements is FREE and open to everyone! To sign up, simply click here and fill out the form!
Ashley Green wins Dr. Pepper Scholarship
Grand Marais resident and full-time online student Ashley Green has won a $2,500 scholarship through the Dr. Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway. The Dr. Pepper Program has awarded millions of dollars in tuition to students across the country. Whether they are a future doctor or lawyer, artist or musician, the Dr. Pepper scholarship offers help with the rising costs of education.
“I saw the scholarship advertised on a can of Dr. Pepper, and thought why not? I can do this!” Ashley said. She is currently enrolled in a pre-veterinary medicine course of study through Lake Superior College.
Ashley had to submit a 60 second video on her schooling and how it would help the community. In her video, Ashley talked about her work with Grand Marais animal shelter and Animal Advocates. She included pictures of her dogs Molly and Kali, and a 30 year old Arabian horse named Araby.
Ashley has applied for many scholarships and was surprised and thankful to receive the $2,500 from Dr. Pepper. She has been working with Cook County Higher Education on her schooling plans and intends to use the $2,500 towards school expenses for this fall semester.
When asked if she had any advice for scholarship seeking students, Ashley said, “If I can get a scholarship, then you can get a scholarship. Don’t be afraid to compete against the whole world, you might get one. You can do it!”
To view Ashley’s video submission, go to www.DrPeppertuition.com and look for a picture of the Grand Marais Pound, Ashley E. I’m a Future Veterinarian. Nice Job, Ashley!
Thank You CCHE
"Thank you for the asistance grant. It was used to help pay for my schoolilng. I have now finished and am waiting on my diploma. My business is starting off slow but I've gotten a few good jobs out if already." Previous Student
Quit smoking and you could win $5000!
Smokers around the state looking for an incentive to quit smoking are encouraged to enter QUITPLAN Services' first Spring QuitCash Challenge. In coordination with Kick Butts Day, QUITPLAN Services is offering Minnesotans who are daily tobacco users and 18 years of age or older a chance to win $5000. Enter the contest by March 31, 2013, online at quitcash.com.
To be eligible for the $5000 drawing, participants must successfully quit smoking by April 1 and remain smoke-free through the month of April. Contest participants are encouraged, but not required, to use QUITPLAN Services' free quit-smoking services, including personalized plans, phone counseling services, online resources and free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for qualifying individuals.
The winning quitter will be announced in May and will receive $5,000. If the winner uses QUITPLAN Services to quit smoking, they will win an extra $500 in gift cards.
The YouTube link below is long - but fun. It is a Harvard University lecture titled Heat, Temperature, and Chocolate, and includes a recipe for Molten Chocolate Cake. Lots of good humor, and an excellent example of some of the free lectures available from Harvard University.Go to Map
Upcoming Events“What will the summer bring in terms of weather?”
May 23, 2013 - 7:00pm
Business Networking Luncheon: Social Media
May 29, 2013 - 11:30am-1pm
Sally Nankivell and Mike Prom
May 31, 2013 - Flexible Dates and Times-Call for appointment.
Proctor: Paula Sundet Wolf or Kelsey Rogers Kennedy
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